rotate (rotates, present participle rotating; past and past participle rotated)
- (intransitive) To spin, turn, or revolve.
- He rotated in his chair to face me.
- (intransitive) To advance through a sequence; to take turns.
- The nurses' shifts rotate each week.
- (intransitive, of aircraft) To lift the nose, just prior to takeoff.
- The aircraft rotates at sixty knots.
- (transitive) To spin, turn, or revolve something.
- Rotate the dial to the left.
- (transitive) To advance something through a sequence; to allocate or deploy in turns.
- (transitive) To replace older materials or to place older materials in front of newer ones so that older ones get used first.
- The supermarket rotates the stock daily so that old foods don't sit around.
- (transitive) To grow or plant (crops) in a certain order.
- French: tourner, rotationner, rotater
- German: drehen, rotieren
- Italian: ruotare
- Portuguese: rotar, girar, (Brazil) rotacionar, rodar
- Russian: враща́ться
- Spanish: girar
rotate (not comparable)
- Having the parts spreading out like a wheel; wheel-shaped.
- a rotate spicule or scale; a rotate corolla